Bad Romance Soap

May 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm (art, music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , )

I really wanted some Bad Romance soap so I made some with my Romance soap, which of course I got because of Bad Romance.   Do you like?

Kagehime

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Cartoonified

November 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm (art, cartoons) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

cartoonme

 

With the magic of photoshop I was about to transform a normal photo of myself into a cartoon version of me like they’ve been doing in some of the commercials recently.  If you remember what commercials please tell me.

And no I’m not obsessed with myself but I’m the only person I have full rights over my picture and I don’t have any models because I don’t have money like that.  So like many artists I will keep doing self portraits until I can get someone to pose for me or something. Look Vincent Van Gogh did a ton of himself.  We share the same birthday among other things.

 

Kagehime

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Too much Information

October 29, 2009 at 9:02 pm (art, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

too much information

I wanted to insert Duran Duran’s vid for too much information in the TV that the girl from just dance is watching.  I’m not technologically inclined enough to take a video and put it into a still picture, but I do what I can.  So basically I just drew the girl that’s in just dance (not exactly as you should be able to see), but a cartoon version looking at a picture of Duran Duran’s single for Too much Information. She comes into the vid at around 3:00.

Here’s Duran Duran’s Too much Information

Sure the song is from the early 90s so its references are TV and MTV instead of the internet.  But really if a song about too much information should come out again it would be now. I think there is too much information to process.  We could all end up like those bing commercials in which people have search engine symdrome with all the blogs, twitter, gossip, and news that we try to process.  And yes I’m saying process like a computer does, because that’s what people are becoming information processing machines aka computers.

What do you think? Are people becoming computers?

Kagehime

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Ad Sketches

October 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm (art, fashion) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I decided to do some drawings based on real people for a change instead of just drawing comics.  I shaded them completely with pencil which I rarely if ever do.  Then I scanned the images into the computer and put them in front of a black background, white seemed too boring.

Do you recognize these models from their ads?

calvin klein

ralph lauren

guess1

In order from top to bottom: Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Guess

Tell me if you like them.

Kagehime

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Pop Hearts

October 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm (art) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

4popheartsHere’s a set of Andy Warhol style pop hearts that I made inspired in part by the Pet Shop Boys Pop Art cover. 

 The first heart is fierce.

The second heart enjoys the taste of pop.

The third heart’s in pain.  It needs more pop

And the last heart’s got Madonna and Britney Spears in its eyes as it eats Michael Jackson and eyes Angelina Jolie.

At least that’s what it means to me.  What do you think?

Kagehime

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15 minutes of fame

October 9, 2009 at 8:54 pm (art) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”  I don’t know about EVERYONE, but for sure a lot of people.  For sure a lot of people are famous for doing what?  Like Jordan or Katie Price, whatever her name is, the people on The Hills and its various spin offs and other reality shows or the gossip bloggers themselves like Perez Hilton.  Then there are all the one hit wonders, arists who made one good song then poof they’re gone.  There are also people like Susan Boyle and Kelly Clarkson with real talent who become famous through talent shows.

Thing about the internet is it can catapult people to fame, but it can also swallow them whole.  Who is not on the internet today? If you search your own name can’t you find yourself.  You probably have a lot of pics of yourself online too.  I know I do, but how many people know about you? 

Even if you do not gain 15 minutes and only get 15 seconds with all the technology at our desposal we can act like we’ve got fame for as long as we like.  We can be the paparazzi for ourselves and everyone else, film makers, artists, singers, actors, writers, and put it online for everyone to see.

So here’s an attempt at being Warhol.

warholme

 

 Yes that’s me and I look nothing like Marilyn Monroe.  Maybe next time I’ll use actual photographs like Warhol.

Kagehime

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Learned Alot

January 13, 2008 at 6:16 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I learned alot from working on this manga. I learned how to use photoshop better.  I can do speed lines and fill in backgrounds.  My next manga is going to be even better because of this.  I was supposed to start another one doing winter break but I never got to it, because I was so busy designing clothes and I kind of got lazy too.  Drawing a manga is not too bad, but completing one (no matter how short) takes alot more work.  There’s inking, shading, text of course and clean up.  I’m not the neatest drawer in the world so cleaning the drawing up takes some time. 

Here’s page three

Artwork

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Yet another contest

January 11, 2008 at 8:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In November I entered a contest in which I had to draw a manga.  It was a doujinshi (or fan comic) for the manga Black Sun, Silver Moon.  I never read the manga, but by looking at the art and reading the story line I managed to draw a doujinshi.  I was a finalist in the competition so I won a few prizes and got my work displayed at the New York Anime Festival. I couldn’t go see my work display which would have been nice, because I don’t live in New York and I wasn’t going to travel up there in the middle of December.

My Doujinshi turned out to be five pages and a cover page.  I admit the cover is a piece of crap, because that is the first and only picture I’ve started and  finished on photoshop, but I can guarantee that the rest of my little manga is not.

Artwork

Page one is below.  I’ll be posting the rest little by little.

Artwork

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